Darren Bent has revealed he has been stunned by the rise of Andy Robertson at Liverpool after their Champions League success last season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England striker admitted that he thought there was “no chance” the Scottish international would be winning Europe’s top prize after his performances at Hull City.
Robertson swapped the east coast of England for the west back in 2014 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best full-backs not only in the Premier League but on the European stage.
Bent admitted he was not expecting the impressive strides the 25-year-old has made at Anfield, naming the former Dundee ace as one of the very best in world football.
Bent told Football Insider: “Andy Robertson was at Hull, if you’d have said to me five years ago he’d be winning the Champions League with Liverpool, I’d have said: ‘Erm, no chance, it’s not happening.’
“He’s gone to Liverpool and he’s arguably one of the best left-backs in world football, sometimes it’s about timing.”
Robertson, who has 29 caps under his belt for Scotland, played 48 times across all competitions last season for the Reds, including in all but one of their Champions League games and all but two of their Premier League matches.
He has a total of 79 Liverpool appearances under his belt, his only goal coming in a 4-0 win over Brighton on the last day of the 2017/18 season.
In other Liverpool news, Football Insider revealed how the club accepted a bid for a player who’s ‘absolutely blown Klopp away in training’.